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North Carolina vs. UNC Greensboro - 12/28/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

UNC Greensboro Spartans (4-8) at North Carolina Tar Heels (10-2)

College Basketball: Monday, December 28, 2015 at 6:00 pm (Dean Smith Center)

The Line: North Carolina Tar Heels -27 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds

TV: ESPNU

The UNC Greensboro Spartans and North Carolina Tar Heels meet Monday at the Dean E. Smith Center.

The UNC Greensboro Spartans could use a strong road victory after losing five of their last six games. The UNC Greensboro Spartans are averaging 64.6 points on 38.8 percent shooting and allowing 72.6 points on 42.8 percent shooting. Kayel Locke is averaging 11.4 points and 1.5 assists while RJ White is averaging 11 points and 6.9 rebounds. Francis Alonso is grabbing 1.4 rebounds and Diante Baldwin is dishing 4.1 assists. The UNC Greensboro Spartans are shooting 34.3 percent from beyond the arc and 67.9 percent from the free throw line. UNC Greensboro is allowing 40.3 percent shooting from deep and is forcing 13.8 turnovers per game. The UNC Greensboro Spartans have lost eight straight road games.

North Carolina vs. UNC Greensboro - 12/28/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The North Carolina Tar Heels look to keep rolling after winning seven of their last eight games. The North Carolina Tar Heels are averaging 86.3 points on 49.5 percent shooting and allowing 70.7 points on 42.3 percent shooting. Brice Johnson is averaging 16.3 points and 9.2 rebounds while Marcus Paige is averaging 14.7 points and 4.3 assists. Justin Jackson is dishing 3.8 assists and Kennedy Meeks is grabbing 7.4 rebounds. The North Carolina Tar Heels are shooting 34.9 percent from beyond the arc and 73 percent from the free throw line. North Carolina is allowing 38.6 percent shooting from deep and is forcing 13.2 turnovers per game. The North Carolina Tar Heels have won 10 of their last 13 home games.

The Spartans are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 non-conference games and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 vs. Atlantic Coast. The Tar Heels are 0-4-2 ATS in their last 6 Monday games and 8-2 ATS in their last 10 games vs. a team with a losing straight up record. 

When healthy, North Carolina is the best team in the country. And while the Tar Heels are going to win this game, UNC Greensboro lost to NC State by just six points and Wake Forest by just 10 points. The Spartans can play. I have to side with the points here. 

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UNC Greensboro Spartans +27

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